I recently sat in on the #DoveDayatHome online event and was reminded that as moms, we model self-confidence to our kids. They learn how to have a healthy self-esteem by seeing us embrace our bodies – the good, the freckly and the wobbly! And so, knowing this, we need to be really intentional about what we say about ourselves when their little ears are listening in.Continue Reading
A moving toy that doesn’t require batteries – every mom’s dream! This Imaginext ‘Mega Bite Shark’ is a Fisher Price playset designed for open ended play where kids can tap into their imagination to create all sorts of action-packed stories. This shark’s jaw opens and shuts as it’s pushed forward and it’s fin moves from side to side. The diver can ride up top or in the shark’s mouth or stay safe in a shark cage. So many deep sea stories to be played out – it’s mega cool.Continue Reading
What a spoil! We just got back from a few days of glorious fresh sea air and spectacular sunsets at the loveliest place called Greystones Beach House in Langebaan. It was one for the memory bank.Continue Reading
“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” This lockdown we’ve been on lots of armchair adventures as a family and the habit of reading to our kids daily has grown our connection whilst also sparking their creativity and imagination. Sure, it can be a bit crazy getting the kids to settle down at the end of the day but with a bit of luck, the pinching and poking between siblings soon subsides and the kids fall asleep with whimsical stories floating around in their dreams.
Mother’s Day is going to look a little different without the big family lunch this year, but Dad is making up for it and has taken the boys under his wing to teach them one of my love languages – acts of service! Spending all our time at home has really drawn attention to all the DIY jobs that need to be done around the house and my patience for waiting for my man to get to ‘the list’ has been wearing pretty thin.Continue Reading